Accumulating snow, dangerous travel conditions overnight
Sun, 05 Jan 2014 01:08:22 GMT —
A strong cold front is sinking southeast into mid-Missouri Saturday night.
Snowfall has already started in northwest Missouri, and will sweep across mid-Missouri by 10 p.m. The heaviest snow will fall overnight, and with high snow-to-liquid ratios coupled with winds gusting up to 25 miles per hour, blowing snow will be an issue through the evening and the day Sunday.
Saline, Chariton, Howard, Randolph, and Pettis counties will see about 2-4" of snow by Sunday afternoon.
Audrain, Boone, Benton, Callaway, Camden, Cole, Cooper, Miller, Morgan, Moniteau, and Montgomery counties will see about 4-6".
The highest snowfall in mid-Missouri will occur in Gasconade, Maries, Osage, Phelps, and Pulaski counties, with 6-10" of accumulation.
Snow will taper throughout the afternoon Sunday, with temperatures falling from the teens all day. Wind chills will be in the single digits all afternoon. Overnight lows will be 5 to 15 degrees below zero, with wind chills 20-30 degrees below zero, which prompted a Wind Chill Warning that's in effect through noon Monday.
Wind chills this cold can be very dangerous if the skin is exposed for more than a few minutes. Pets should be brought inside as well.
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